Billy Twyford is on a hat-trick after victories at Wetherby and Fontwell but he'll be doing well to win this off his new mark. The Weatherman hasn't been seen since winning over 2m here last June but runners from his yard rarely arrive under-cooked. Lord Grantham and Trip The Light could both figure from near the foot of the weights while Bygones Sovereign was still in contention when falling at Wincanton. Creekside and One Lucky Lady have the past form to figure but so does JETNOVA and it's Alan King's eight-year-old who gets the vote as he won't mind the drop in distance having gone close in a couple of jumpers' bumpers on the Polytrack over the winter.
Billy Twyford (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway to 4th 4 out, went 3rd 3 out, led approaching 2 out, stayed on well flat, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar beating Duaiseoir (11-7) by 2l, 10 ran.
Teenage Idol (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, chased winner next, ridden and kept on same pace before last, no impression, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Allow Me (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jan '12.
Moyaliff (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led, jumped badly left throughout, headed after 7th, soon lost place, pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Hildisvini (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Jetnova (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, chased leaders before 3 out, one pace from last, 4th of 16, 7l behind Doctor Foxtrot (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.
Creekside 14-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not much room and pushed along after 6th, outpaced 3 out, jumped left and well beaten 2 out, 8th of 10, 27l behind Brick Red (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.
The Weatherman (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 4th, challenged next, led 3 out, came clear from next, eased towards finish (no time taken), won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jun beating Fashionable Gal (10-10) by 15l, 5 ran.
One Lucky Lady 15-8fav (11-2) In touch in 4th, went 3rd over 2f out, no extra last 100 yards, 4th of 12, 3l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.
Quinsman 40-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, lost place 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Starluck (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Moonlight Drive (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway before 6 out, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 14th of 16, well behind Doctor Foxtrot (10-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Feb.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) In touch, in 4th and looking held when fell 2 out, in a race won by Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Lord Grantham (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Behind, effort 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 17, 39l behind Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Trip The Light 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, went 2nd after 3 out until before 2 out, 4th and one pace last, 4th of 16, 12l behind Musnad (10-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Electric Tiger (GER) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, closed when pecked slightly 2 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, no threat to winner, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rum And Butter (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.